American Football Database
2008 EagleBank Bowl
Bowl Game
EagleBank Bowl logo
1 2 3 4 Total
Wake Forest University 0 7 7 15 29
United States Naval Academy 10 3 0 6 19
Date December 20, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Location Washington D.C.
MVP QB Riley Skinner, Wake Forest
Attendance 28,777[1]
Payout US$750,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Terry Gannon, David Norrie, Quint Kessenich
Nielsen ratings 1.9[3]
EagleBank Bowl

The 2008 EagleBank Bowl was the inaugural edition of the new college football bowl game, and was played at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC. The game, formerly known as the Congressional Bowl before naming rights were purchased by EagleBank, started at 11 AM US EST on Saturday, December 20, 2008 as the first contest of the 2008-09 bowl season. The game, telecast on ESPN, pit the Wake Forest Demon Deacons against the Navy Midshipmen. This was a rematch of a September 27, 2008 game between the two teams that Navy won 24-17 at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons got a measure of revenge by winning the game, 29-19.

Scoring summary

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
Navy - Matt Harmon 40 yard FG, 10:14 Navy 3-0
Navy - Rashawn King 50 yard fumble return (Harmon kick), 7:51 Navy 10-0
2nd Quarter
Navy - Harmon 47 yard FG, 12:32 Navy 13-0
WF - Josh Adams 4 yard TD run (Sam Swank kick), 0:36 Navy 13-7
3rd Quarter
WF - Adams 5 yard TD run (Swank kick), 5:50 WF 14-13
4th Quarter
Navy – Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada 2 yard TD run (pass failed), 12:30 Navy 19-14
WF – Ben Wooster 8 yard TD pass from Riley Skinner (Devon Brown pass from Skinner), 7:52 WF 22-19
WF – Rich Belton 35 yard TD run (Swank kick), 1:02 WF 29-19


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